iTech Business Casual Dress Code
Because all casual clothing is not suitable for iTech, these guidelines will help you determine what is appropriate to wear. Clothing that works well for the beach, yard work, dance clubs, exercise sessions, and sports contests may not be appropriate for a professional appearance at iTech, a school that reflects a business causal model for dress.
Clothing that reveals too much cleavage, your back, your chest, your feet, your stomach or your underwear is not appropriate for a place of business, even in a business casual setting.
Even in a business casual work environment, clothing should be pressed and never wrinkled. Torn, dirty, or frayed clothing is unacceptable. All seams must be finished. Any clothing that has words, terms, or pictures that may be offensive to other employees is unacceptable. Clothing that has the company logo is encouraged. Sports team, university, and fashion brand names on clothing are not acceptable.
Certain days will be declared dress down days, generally Fridays. On these days, jeans and other more casual clothing, although never clothing potentially offensive to others, will be allowed.
Guide to Business Casual Dressing for iTech
This is a general overview of appropriate business casual attire. Items that are not appropriate for iTech are listed, too. Neither list is all-inclusive and both are open to change. The lists tell you what is generally acceptable as business casual attire and what is generally not acceptable as business casual attire. No dress code can cover all contingencies so you must exert a certain amount of judgment in your choice of clothing to wear to iTech. If you experience uncertainty about acceptable, professional business casual attire, please ask the Principal or Magnet Lead Teacher.
Slacks, Pants, and Suit Pants
Slacks that are similar to Dockers and other makers of cotton or synthetic material pants, wool pants, flannel pants, dressy capris, and nice looking dress synthetic pants are acceptable. Inappropriate slacks or pants include jeans, sweatpants, exercise pants, Bermuda shorts, short shorts, shorts, bib overalls, leggings, and any spandex or other form-fitting pants such as people wear for biking.
Skirts, Dresses, and Skirted Suits
Casual dresses and skirts, and skirts that are split at or below the knee are acceptable. Dress and skirt length should be at a length at which you can sit comfortably in public. Short, tight skirts that ride halfway up the thigh are inappropriate for work. Mini-skirts, skorts, sun dresses, beach dresses, and spaghetti-strap dresses are inappropriate.
Shirts, Tops, Blouses, and Jackets
Casual shirts, dress shirts, sweaters, tops, golf-type shirts, and turtlenecks are acceptable attire for work and iTech. Most suit jackets or sport jackets are also acceptable attire, if they violate none of the listed guidelines. Inappropriate attire includes tank tops; midriff tops; shirts with potentially offensive words, terms, logos, pictures, cartoons, or slogans; halter-tops; tops with bare shoulders; sweatshirts, and t-shirts unless worn under another blouse, shirt, jacket, or dress.
Shoes and Footwear
Conservative walking shoes, loafers, clogs, boots (excluding hiking and work), flats, dress heels, and leather deck-type shoes are acceptable for work. Wearing no stockings is acceptable in warm weather. Flashy shoes, thongs, flip-flops, slippers, and any shoe with an open toe are not acceptable in the office or at iTech. Closed toe and closed heel shoes are required for safety reasons.
Jewelry, Makeup, Perfume, and Cologne
Should be in good taste, with limited visible body piercing and/or tattoos. Remember, that others may be allergic to the chemicals in perfumes and make-up, so wear these substances with restraint. Hats and Head Covering Hats are not appropriate in the office or at iTech. Head Covers that are required for religious purposes or to honor cultural tradition are allowed.